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The IT Futures Group looks at how the University can use new technologies, and at new ways of using existing technologies.

We hold seminars and an annual conference and from these we gather together ideas and information.

Check our Past Events pages to find recorded material and presentation slides from our previous events. In the Future Events page you may find information about our prospective seminars and the annual conference we hold in December.

The University's IT Futures conference returns this year with the theme of Disruption.

It will take place on Thursday, 12th December 2013 in G07, 0900-1630, Informatics Forum.

Conference details and booking link are available here.

Update December 6th 2013: We are completely "sold out"! But please add your name to the waiting list (via the events booking link here) and we will release the spaces should any cancellations come in the next few days.

Past Events Include

Social media in academia: A tweet too far? - annual conference, Tuesday 13th December 2011

Distance learning - what does this mean for future IT support and structure? - 24th May 2011 2010

What is 'My' Space? - where is the working space in our more flexible working world? - 14th December 2010

The rise of the academic nomad - 14th April 2010

Drowning in data or just waving? -- Supporting new research and collaborations at Edinburgh - recorded December 15th 2009

Future-proofing your space - recorded Tuesday 26th May 2009

Historical Maps, Motion Analysis for dance, digital music publication: seeking collaborators for e-research in the Arts and Humanities - 4th March 2009

Research, wRiting and Reputation - recorded Friday 21st November 2008

Agility and Innovation - recorded Wed 16th April 2008

Paperless Office - recorded Wed 30th January 2008

Mobile Computing - Friday 23rd November 2007 - record of the conference held on 23rd Nov 2007

'Mobile computing' - recorded Wed 9th May 2007

Which Wiki? - recorded Wed 14th February 2007

Getting the Law on your Side - recorded Wed 17th January 2007

Social Technologies - Pioneer to Mainstream- record of the conference held on 24th Nov 2006

Wikis and blogs at the University of Edinburgh - recorded October 2006

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